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Yartziet in Adar

Question: Does one commemorate an Adar yartziet in the first Adar or second? Answer: According to Shulchan Aruch O:C 568:7 the yortzeit is commemorated in Adar Sheni as with all other mitzvos of the month of Adar. This is assuming the year of the petirah was a shana pshuta. If the petirah was in Adar Rishon, the yortzeit should be thus commemorated as well. In addition the Bais Yosef [Y:D 403] stipulates th ...

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Bar Mitzvah and Yortzeit in Adar Rishon/Sheni

Question: I have yortzeit in the month of Adar, which on a leap year \ shana meuberes I always keep during Adar Rishon. This year I am making a Bar Mitzva during Adar as well. My son was born in a shana pshuta when there was only one Adar. Nevertheless I was told that we do not make the Bar Mitzvah until Adar Sheini. Why is this different from the observance of a yortzeit? Shouldn’t both be kept either in t ...

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